THINGS THAT HAVE BROKEN SINCE I BEGAN STAYING IN THIS HOLIDAY RENTAL
I'm not used to things breaking regularly, but since I got here six weeks ago I've experienced a high number of casualties. In chronological order:
- •The lock on the terrace doorThis was remedied by having a new key made and using graphite in the lock. Graphite is a trick I learned staying at my mom's this summer where both the locks and keys are also old.
- •Dashboard hula dancerThe wind caught the curtain and knocked it over. I had my sister-in-law purchase a similar version on Amazon and bring it with her when she joined me.
- •IKEA kitchen cabinet doorThe hardware came out, the gas lift arm stuck open and the only thing to do was take the other hinge out. It's wrapped in a towel under the office shelves. A plus is that it's now much easier for me to access plates and glasses.
- •Glass on the IKEA frame with a pencil sketch of ownerOpening the office door created some sort of force that sent this from the picture rail to the chair shattering the glass.